In the past, there was a bit of criticism on our teaser video. For many people, it did not really help to understand the main ideas of Docear. Others were complaining about the “annoying” background music. Well, in the past week we created a new video.
We hope that the video illustrates the ideas behind Docear more comprehensively than the previous video. Unfortunately, no one in our team is a native English speaker. So, right now, I had to narrate the video with my great German accent (and yes, I know, my voice is maybe not the most beautiful one to narrate a video). Of course, we would prefer to have the video narrated by a native English speaker. Therefore, our question to all the English Docear users out there: Would you be interested in narrating the video? All you would have to do is to listen to the video, and re-record what I am saying in the video (feel free to correct any grammar errors and rephrase the script, when necessary). If you are interested in doing the narration, please send an email to info A/T docear.org. We could send you the raw video file (created with Camtasia) or you could just record the narration and send us the wav or mp3 file, and we will add it to the video.
And a general question to all of you: How do you like the video? Are there any parts that you don’t understand? Parts that are too long? Do you like the background music? If not, do you have specific suggestions for better music?…?
Finally, we have another question to all the HTML/CSS gurus out there. We are not satisfied with the way the current video is embedded into our website. We would love to have it the following way. On our homepage should be a small thumbnail of the video (it could be a simple image, or the ‘truly’ embedded video). However, when a visitor clicks on that thumbnail…
… the video should open in a new layer that expands to the entire screen but should not become larger than the maximum video size (i.e. 1184 x 666 pixels). I have tried several WordPress plugins, tried to code something myself, but nothing worked. Can anybody help us with this, and either point us to an appropriate WordPress plugin, or tell us which HTML/CSS code to use?
Update: We found a narrator 🙂